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Copyright lawsuit over Sheeran hit settled

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    Ed Sheeran performs on NBC’s “Today” show, in New York in March. A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sheeran over his hit “Photograph” after attorneys settled the case for undisclosed terms. Sheeran was sued by a pair of composers who said Sheeran’s song copied their song “Amazing.”

LOS ANGELES >> A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran’s hit “Photograph” has been settled.

A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case on April 10 based on a request by attorneys for Sheeran and the composers of a song called “Amazing.”

The composers, Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard, claimed “Photograph” was nearly identical in pitch, tempo and structure to their song.

The terms of the settlement were not included in court filings. Harrington and Leonard’s attorney Richard S. Busch said he could only confirm the case was settled.

“Photograph” topped pop charts throughout the world and sold more than 3.5 million copies.

“Amazing” was recorded and released as a single by Matt Cardle, winner of the 2010 season of TV’s “The X Factor.”

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